Saturday, April 9, 2016

If Your Marriage Falls Apart Satan Wins

Marriage is sacred; it is a covenant between a man and a women until death do they part. "What God has joined together, let NO man tear asunder." It is an example of Christ and His church. We are in a spiritual battle. Your marriage is trying to be torn apart by Satan just as he is trying to tear apart Christ's Church from Christ. This is his main goal; to destroy the relationship between Christ and His children.

God created marriage. It was instituted by Him. He saw man was alone and created a help meet for him. Their purpose is to created a family for Himself. Men are to be the providers and protectors. Women are to be the nurturers and nesters. Together, they are commanded to bring children into the world and raise godly offspring. This is God's purpose for mankind.

The unfortunate thing is that even many Christian marriages are just hanging by a thread and not being a glorious example to our broken society of Christ and His glorious church. We must always remember our purpose in life; to glorify the Lord in all that we do. As we do this, we are lights to a dark and decaying culture.

Instead, most marriages look just like worldly marriages. If one spouse is unhappy, they leave. Quarreling and arguing define most marriages. God calls us to live in peace with each other, forgive easily, and love deeply. Does this define your marriage?

I understand that many of you are in difficult marriages; addictions, pornography, affairs, etc. all working to destroy marriages. However, think who is behind all of this working so hard to destroy the marriages. It is the enemy of your souls. You must remember that Christ has forgiven you for all of your sins and will NEVER let you go, even though you fail Him often. Look at how He stuck with Israel in all of her evil wanderings away from Him. This should give a glimpse of how much Christ wants you to stay with your husband.

Since it is Satan who traps people in his web and woos them away from Jesus and their spouse, we must fight this battle with spiritual warfare as the Bible admonishes us to do. We must be in prayer, trust in the Lord to fight our battle; for it is Him who gives us the strength to withstand and stand strong. He who is in us is greater than he who is in the world. NEVER forget this!

Do everything in your power to keep your marriage strong and together. Stop arguing with your husband. If he is disobedient, win him without a word by being in subjection to him, by your godly behavior, and memorize 1 Peter 3:1-6. Don't fall for the "mutual submission" of what the Church is being fed these days. No, do marriage God's way by having a biblical marriage. Fight for your marriage and don't allow Satan to win. If you need help, get a godly, older woman involved in your life for support or encouragement or join the chat room for wise counsel from godly women. If you are in a difficult marriage, you need support, so find it and stay in the Word of God for the needed strength for the battle. Life is short but eternity is long. Store your treasure in heaven by doing the hard things the Lord asks of you.

Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Your adornment must not be merely external-- braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.
1 Peter 3:1-4